Get a real taste of Carlingford by taking a tour of Carlingford Brewing Company. You’ll find us nestled in a leafy oasis, a Donn Cúailnge gallop from Carlingford; in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula.
Carlingford Brewing Company strive to reflect the fine attributes of the wonderful town they represent. They are small, independent and friendly, standing on the shoulders of giants.
The history is reflected in the style of beers they produce, with recipes that are centuries old, but taste that is timeless.
Like the rich golden grain that was once ground in the 13th century mill, their brewing process is refined, using premium ingredients and processes in honour of the legendary brewmasters.
Carlingford Brewing Company, extols the beauty, history and mythology of Carlingford town and the Cooley Peninsula through its delicious craft beer. Tholsel Blonde named after the Tholsel Gate on Main Street is inspired by the great Belgian Blondes. Taaffe’s Red, following the castle of the same name, is a classic Irish red bursting with flavour. King John’s Castle towers over Carlingford and King John’s Stout, in its honour, towers over the milk stouts of this world. Whilst Friary Pale Ale is as interesting as the 14th century Friary ruins, situated in the town centre.
The beers produced by the Carlingford Brewing Company take you on a tour and a history lesson through the medieval streets of its namesake. Discover Carlingford Brewing Company for yourself by enjoying one of their guided tours. Hosted by Des Goldrick, owner of Carlingford Brewing Company, you’ll take your own journey of discovery and learn about:
The legend of Donn Cúailnge, the Brown Bull of Cooley who is at the heart of the infamous Táin and graces our logo.
The famous Carlingford landmarks that are the inspiration for our beautiful beers.
The origins to the Carlingford Brewing Company.
The brewing process that makes our beer timeless.
And of course sample the exquisite beer that bears our name in our Táin Taproom.
A delicious Ploughman's Lunch can also be added to your tour. It's the perfect accompaniment to their range of beers. Three locally produced, artisan cheeses with freshly baked breads and yummy homemade chutney.
The duration of the tour is approx. 2/2.5 hrs.
From the Brewery why not drive to The Long Woman's Grave and discover the Tale of the noble Spanish woman who married an Irish warrior.